SUPER SNACKS TO HELP YOU WIN OFF THE FIELD
Super Bowl Sunday is rarely focused on the game, instead, it is the festivities, friends and family that make the day entertaining. Most people remember the commercials and the half time show more then the score or even the team that won. It is just an American tradition to gather with friends or family and turn on the show and eat “football food”. However, the food that goes with the show is not typically good for those trying to watch the calories or fit into their same jeans the next day.
So for all of those looking to enjoy the day and maintain your focus on your healthy lifestyle there is hope. There are healthy variations to the traditional Super Bowl foods that can help you enjoy the day and keep your company enjoying themselves too – at least through half time.
So here are some easy tips to transform football food into healthy snacks:
- Wings: Don’t fry – bake. Take chicken drumettes or diced up chicken breasts and boil, remove the water and place on a baking sheet. Cover the chicken with a mixture of low-sodium chicken broth, minced garlic and hot sauce. Broil until brown on both sides.
- Mozzarella Sticks: Instead of fried- bake. Take part-skim mozzarella cheese sticks, cut them in half, dip them in a beaten egg and sprinkle with whole-wheat bread crumbs, dried parsley, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, then bake until golden brown.
- Nachos: Rather than having artificial liquid cheese, opt for a high-fiber bean dip. Mix together diced peppers and red onion, drained, rinsed black beans, kidney beans and corn. Add a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar, sprinkle some black pepper on and use black bean chips to scoop.
- Chili: Now, trade your traditional beef chili, make your own vegan chili for a fiber filled, low fat soup that will not leave you feeling heavy. Mix crushed tomatoes with drained, rinsed black beans, corn and kidney beans with diced zucchini and onion. Add in cumin, chili pepper, and garlic powder to flavor and enjoy a whole cup.
TAKE THESE TIPS AND MAKE SOME HEALTHY AND TASTEY SNACKS, AND THEN –
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